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Tribute Gifts

A tribute gift is a meaningful way to convey sympathy to the bereaved, memorialize a loved one, commemorate a special occasion or honor someone with your gift to Western Carolina University.

Tribute gifts of any size can be designated to any fund of your choice, including unrestricted, restricted and existing endowment funds. When you make a tribute gift, the Division of Advancement notifies the honoree or the family of your gift (though not the amount). You can make a tribute gift today by completing the tribute form or by giving through our secure online giving site.

Named endowed funds can be established in honor or in memory of a family member, classmate, faculty member or friend. There also are opportunities to name spaces on campus.

For memorial gifts, families can state a request in the obituary that donations be sent to Western Carolina University using language such as this: "In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to  Western Carolina University Foundation." Checks should be mailed to:

Western Carolina University Foundation
One University Drive
201 H.F. Robinson Building
Cullowhee, NC 28273

For more information on how to designate honoring or memorial gifts to Western Carolina University, contact the WCU Division of Advancement at 828.227.7124 or email

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